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refers to a group of recently coined words often used in informal
situations. These words often come and go quickly, passing in and out ofusage within months or years.
nonstandard, often regional, ways of using
language appropriate to informal or conversational speech and writing.
a nonstandard subgroup of a language with its own vocabulary
and grammatical features. Writers often use regional dialects or dialectsthat reveal a person's economic or social class.
refers to language that denotes ideas, emotions, conditions, or concepts that are intangible.
the exact, literal definition of a word independent of any emotional association or secondary meaning.
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